Posts Tagged East Asia

Holmes opens 4-shot lead at Blue Monster

J.B. Holmes hits on the second fairway during the first round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.

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North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea plans to send a team to this year’s University Games in South Korea, organizers said Thursday.

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North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean organizers of this year’s University Games say North Korea intends to attend the sports event.

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‘Duang!’ Chinese poke fun at Jackie Chan with nonsense word

In this March 3, 2014 file photo, Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan, center, is escorted by officials as he is surrounded by journalists upon arrival at the Great Hall of the People to attend the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing. Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.” It’s not a word, but a sound he made in an old TV commercial meaning something like “ta-da!” A new mash-up video of the old ad has made “duang” a trending topic on China’s social media. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan might still be popular in China, but nowadays the pro-Beijing actor is as well-known as fodder for jokes as he is for his gritty martial arts and slapstick humor on screen. His latest contribution to the country’s mass culture and entertainment: “duang.”

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Construction of 2020 Olympic stadium to start in October

TOKYO (AP) — Demolition of Tokyo’s old National Stadium will be completed by September and construction of the new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start in October, the venue’s management group said Thursday.

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